Meaning of ballyhoo


Pronunciation: (n.bal'ē-h"v.bal'ē-h", bal"ē-h'), [key]
— n., pl. v., -hoos, -hooed, -hoo•ing.
  1. a clamorous and vigorous attempt to win customers or advance any cause; blatant advertising or publicity.
  2. clamor or outcry.
  3. a halfbeak, Hemiramphus brasiliensis, inhabiting both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. to advertise or push by ballyhoo.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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